While the coronavirus is still in our communities and is still contagious, Cleveland Clinic is among the safest places in healthcare today. Concerned about COVID-19 and want to speak to a provider? Coming in for your first visit in a few months?
You should feel confident we're keeping your family — and our caregivers — safe.
Learn about some of the steps we have taken to increase safety — and a few changes we’ve put in place to keep Cleveland Clinic a safe place for our patients, visitors and caregivers, including:
Having a no-guest policy. This is necessary to keep you, your fellow patients and our caregivers safe — including those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. It helps minimize the number of people in our buildings, which lowers the risk that the virus could spread. This means if you have a routine appointment, lab work or imaging, you must come by yourself. We are making exceptions if:
- You need special assistance, or if your provider has asked you to bring a responsible adult along.
- You’re having major outpatient surgery (1 visitor).
- You’re pregnant and are having a fetal ultrasound (1 visitor).
- Your child has a routine appointment (2 parents/guardians).
Please note that no siblings are allowed to accompany you or visit their siblings, so you’ll need to arrange childcare in advance.
Using face masks. Face masks are required for patients at all routine appointments and procedures (without a hospital stay), Emergency Department patients and for permitted visitors. Face masks are strongly encouraged for patients admitted to the hospital, unless they have a health or behavioral condition that prevents them from wearing one.